Benni’s patience motivates Mthembu

Eric Mathoho of Kaizer Chiefs and Siphelele Mthembu of Cape Town City F.C. during the Mpumalanga Cultural Experience Cup match between Kaizer Chiefs and Cape Town City FC at Mbombela Stadium on July 28, 2018 in Nelspruit, South Africa. (Photo by Dirk Kotze/Gallo Images)

Cape Town City striker Sphelele Mthembu says coach Benni McCarthy doesn’t put strikers under pressure to score goals. 

Mthembu finished last season as the top goal scorer for the club with seven goals, however the former Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates striker is yet to find the back of the net this season.

“As a striker you always want to score goals for the team, when injuries sometimes set you back, you become worried and put pressure on yourself,” Mthembu was quoted as saying by The Star.

“But when you have a coach (Benni McCarthy) who understands such challengers you get motivation and you start to work hard again. The coach always pushes us to make scoring a habit in training and he doesn’t force us to try hard, he motivates us to become calm, goals will come.

“It’s going to be a tough away game for us and a war judging from the history we have against them. We are ready and prepared.”

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